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Thomas Atherton Knowles

Bolton, Metropolitan Borough of Bolton, Greater Manchester, England
Death 21 Jul 1876 (aged 29)
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Plot Mulberry Avenue
Memorial ID 93766290 · View Source
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According to the 1875 Nashville City Directory, Thomas was a railroad engineer and in the 1876 City Directory, he is a forman. He married Sarah Adeline Pettypool on December 4, 1867 at Nashville, Davidson County, TN. His parents were Charles Byron Knowles and Ann Baxendale.

Death Notices From the Daily American Newspaper, Nashville, Tennessee for 1876

Death of a well known railroad man, T.A. Knowles, foreman of the Decatur Shops, died yesterday. He was the son of C.B. Knowles who is known among mechanics throughout the state. Crepe was ordered to be placed on the locamotives out of respect to the memory of the deceased.

Note: His birth, death and marriage can be found at He is listed as Thomas H. Knowles on his death record. According to his cemetery record, he was 30 years old when he died. To see a list of interment cards for Nashville City Cemetery online:

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  • Created by: R.J.
  • Added: 17 Jul 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 93766290
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Atherton Knowles (21 Feb 1847–21 Jul 1876), Find A Grave Memorial no. 93766290, citing Nashville City Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by R.J. (contributor 47105364) .